Dominated by linemen and defensive players, the draft lacked the name recognition and flair that skill position players bring. That doesn’t mean this year’s rookie quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends won’t make an impact.
As both Geno Smith and E.J. Manuel take reps and prepare for the upcoming season, the question remains, which of them will have the best rookie season?
If you’re thinking the Dallas Cowboys might draft a quarterback this year and are focusing on the guys you’ve heard of – Geno Smith and Matt Barkley — you might be thinking too high.
Former first-rounder Vince Young spoke publicly about the misconceptions concerning his work ethic. “You could never say that I wasn’t a hard worker, leading the team, doing all these things that they said I’m not doing,” Young said.
Oklahoma’s stingy secondary is getting another chance to slow down a 3,000-yard passer. On Saturday night, No. 13 Oklahoma will try to put the kibosh on West Virginia’s Geno Smith.
Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the 2-point conversion, lifting TCU to a 39-38 double overtime win over No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday night.
Geno Smith passed for four touchdowns, Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns and West Virginia came away with another wild victory, this time taking down the 11th-ranked Longhorns 48-45 on Saturday night.